Kimberley Hassall Is November’s Hero of the Month
Healthcare Care Assistant Kimberley Hassall from Hyde in Greater Manchester has been named Hero of the Month for November at Cherry Tree House.
Nominated by two of her colleagues and chosen by home manager Val Shaughnessy, Kimberley who works on Marple Unit, was given this award because she is consistently going the extra mile for everyone on her unit, both the people she looks after and her fellow staff. ‘Her positive nature and humorous personality brighten everyone’s day and she is a real asset to the unit’. Said Val.
On hearing the news Kimberley said ‘I’m very happy to have been named Hero of the Month. It has made me very proud. My family are really proud of me too. My children have already put the certificate in a frame for me’.
Kimberley has worked in mental health care since she left school and only joined Cherry Tree House in April this year having moved up here from Gosport in Hampshire. Her husband is in The Royal Logistics Corp in the British Army and so they moved with his job.
She loves working at Cherry Tree House, she says ‘I find working with people living with dementia truly rewarding. It is challenging and every day is different. I am busy at home, so I love a busy day too. That’s just normal to me’.
Outside of work Kimberley has been married to her childhood sweetheart for 13 years. They met at aged 15 and were married at 18 and together they have four children one aged 11, twins aged 8 and the youngest aged 7. She is not just a Hero at work, she is a Superhero at home too. With being an army wife, she has had to go through many long periods of time managing four children by herself and still continuing to work, while her husband is away on tours. The longest being 9 months when he was away in Afghanistan.
Well done Kimberley. You are a shining example of a working mum, who is clearly brilliant at both jobs.
‘Superheroes like Kimberley are certainly made of tough stuff, no matter how tough it’s been for her at home, she still comes into work and is the person who brightens everyone else’s day, going many extra miles in order to make a difference.’ said Jeanne Davies, Managing Director. ‘I’m so proud that we have people like Kimberley working in our homes’. As well as being awarded her certificate and a small gift from the home manager, Kimberley also wins £100 worth of Amazon vouchers from head office.